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Winter's Ripples

By almiles  
This one is dedicated to Trevor (Trevhas) who set me a challenge to shoot my usual portrait format and then shoot a landscape format at the same place. I went back to Loch Morlich on Thursday morning at attempted his challenge. I couldn't shoot from the same spot both ways because the comps didn't work but I did shoot both formats from the same 20 meter stretch of shore depending on what worked where. I think that sticks to the terms of the challenge. I've found his challenge to be very effective at making me look more closely at structure and form as well as framing and it has improved my skills. Every day's a school day on EPZ; thanks Trevor! Smile

This looks west down the loch towards the boat club house.

Tags: Scotland Winter Ice Frozen Loch morlich Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
16 Feb 2013 6:55AM
This is stunning !! A great photo !Grin

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Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
16 Feb 2013 7:09AM
A much more serene image than yesterday's, Al, but with the same balance of ice and cloud. The diagonal lines of ice makes an excellent dynamic lead in. Would be hard pushed to choose between the two images.

Dave
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:01AM
Lovely................ I love the reflections of the mountainsGrin
Looks a bit nippyTongue
Diane
platzy 4 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:16AM
Clear crispy pin sharp image with good lead in lines, terrific work.
marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:19AM

Quote:A much more serene image than yesterday's, Al, but with the same balance of ice and cloud. The diagonal lines of ice makes an excellent dynamic lead in. Would be hard pushed to choose between the two images.

Dave



Dave has it completely right, a very well composed image Al, serene and beautiful and technically very good.

Mark
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 12:07PM
A beautifully composed and tranquil image
Steve
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
16 Feb 2013 1:33PM
Beautiful, and perfectly suited to the format. I also think EPZ is a wonderful teaching community.
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
16 Feb 2013 2:15PM
Beautiful composition and tones!
Rende
Trevhas Plus
5 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 2:19PM
Wow !! So that's what it looks like. Magnificent landscape Alan with a great lead in around the lake with the ice, which leads eventually to the three mountains with an added bonus point for the reflections. Love the bluey colours with a hint of pink representing a typical cold winters day in the mountains, fantastic.

I was meaning to finish the challenge today with my final pic 'Fields of white' but i've just been out and couldn't help but take both formats, i think it's inbedded. You can certainly add alot more impact in the portrait shots, i have found that once i have identified a lead in line in the landscape i would move the tripod left or right and close in, get down low, you will never 2 good shots if you leave the tripod where it is and just tilt the camera. At the end of the day its about getting the best from the subject and moving is certainly allowed to insure a good landscape and portrait shot. Enjoy.
Trevor
16 Feb 2013 2:43PM
A superb composition and capture
Effrossini
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
16 Feb 2013 8:34PM
Very nice Al, lovely lines and reflections.

For your next challenge, 6x6 medium format film.......tee hee.

Andy
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 5:49AM
Thanks Herman, Davie, Diane, Stephen, Mark, Steve, Joline, Rende, Trevor, Effrossini and Andy! How great to sign back in this morning and find all your clicks and comments. Smile


Quote:A much more serene image than yesterday's, Al, but with the same balance of ice and cloud. The diagonal lines of ice makes an excellent dynamic lead in. Would be hard pushed to choose between the two images.

Dave



Thanks Dave, that's a very kind critique! Smile


Quote:Very nice Al, lovely lines and reflections.

For your next challenge, 6x6 medium format film.......tee hee.

Andy



I think I'll stick to what I know for now! GrinGrin Maybe if I ever get bored with my DSLR or become really arty! WinkGrin
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 6:37AM
WOW I just saw your UA dave, will PM you thanks Smile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 9:21PM
Very nice indeed Alan. The ice makes a very good lead-in and frames the reflection beautifully.
Derek
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 5:38AM
Cheers Derek! Smile
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 9:17AM
Lovely shot I like how the lines in the shot all lead to the point Smile
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 9:55AM
Thanks Jeremy! Smile

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